Ford trucks are built tough says the commercial and we can understand what the Ford motor company is saying. But what would you do if you met someone who said that Ford trucks have no creator? That person simply believes the trucks came from nothing. What would you say to prove him wrong? Do you believe the design features of the truck show evidence of a creator? What about the airbag? Tilt steering? AM/FM stereo? etc? The truth is yes, all these functions are the work of a mind that put them into motion, they have a creator.
Now what about a more sophisticated thing like a human being? King David took one look at himself and declared "I am fearfully and wonderfully made". Psa 139.14. Gen 2.7. David didn't have the knowledge of the human body like we do today, yet he knew that the body was the most complex working function on earth. So why do we have atheist's and skeptic's? If we can see a creator in the design of other things, why not in the creation of man? To question the existence of God is to close ones eyes to the work of his hands which can be clearly seen. Rom 1.19-22. Psa 14.1. 19.1-4. 102.24-28. 104.1-5. And for a bonus, the next time you see a rainbow remember God said such would be a sign that he won't destroy the earth by a flood. Gen 9.8-17
It is amazing what some people demand of God in order for them to believe in Him. Matt 27.39-44. Mark 8.11-12. News flash! It isn't supposed to be that way! God created mankind and the world and He gives us life and goodness daily. Acts 17.24-28. Therefore, He doesn't have to prove anything to man; instead it's the other way around, man needs to do some proving to God. Romans 9.20-21.
Man can start proving being worthy of God by simply accepting and believing that He is. Hebrew 11:6 1 Peter 1:8-9. This is all man needs to do and this is all God needs to allow.
As His creation, we owe Him all the respect that we can muster up and we don't need to insult Him by making some foolish statement challenging Him to do something to convince us of His existence.
The Lord has removed much hardship from the earth and some of it, man will probably never know anything about. Deuteronomy 29:29. Job 28:23-24. However, He cannot remove all evil things from the earth; for if He did so, we would be living in heaven. Revelations 21:1-5.
Heaven isn't this life; it is the next and God wants men to desire the reward of heaven in the hereafter and not be enjoying peace and security in this life. Philippians 3:20. The word of God said, ?Set your affections on things above not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1-4. 2 Corinthians 5:1-2. Matthews 6:19-21.
So, the next time you hear someone say; "Why did God allow this to happen?" Keep in mind that before that unfortunate encounter, God has been busy taking out many evils all over this world and some will have to be left so that man can realize that preparation for heaven is essential. Matthews 25:1-13
Matthew 5:45, teaches that God sends His rain and sunshine on the just and the unjust. That is because God is good, and He does wonderful things even for those who don't deserve it.
Just because God has blessed a person with material things, doesn't mean He is pleased with that person. Psa 37.7.35. To take God?s blessings as proof He is smiling on us, is to fail to understand the nature of God. Nahum 1.7. Gen 39.4-6.
If a person wants to be in God?s good graces while enjoying the blessings of God. That person must obey the gospel of Christ. 1 Cor 15.1-2. Those who fail to do so; will suffer the wrath of God at the Judgment. 2 Thess 1.7-8. Rom 1.16-17.
The gospel details the offering of Christ for the sins of the world and that men must come into contact with His blood in order to begin a relationship with Him. The rest of the gospel commands men to conform to godly virtues so the relationship can continue. If you want to know what the gospel teaches; contact us.
Tom said he wants to get right so he will not go to hell after death. Heb 9:27. Fair enough! Everyone needs to get their soul right and avoid the fires of hell. Matt 3:7. Acts 16.29-30.
The fires of hell are terrible, a place of darkness where the punishment doesn?t end. Matt 25.46. Matt 13.40-43. Mark 9.43-48. Saving the soul, begins with being taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and obeying it. John 6.45. 1 Cor 15.1-2.
When a person obeys the gospel he makes commitment to the Lord and has his sins washed away by baptism. Acts 22.16. Acts 2:37-47. Acts 16:31-33. Rom 6.1-17. Obeying the gospel places one into the church and there he is safe. Acts 2.47. 1 Cor 12.13. Col 1.13-14. John 10.9.
Being in the church of the Lord is just the start, faithfulness is required till death. Rev 2.10. The gospel is here and available for all who wish to hear it. Mark 12.29. Acts 15.7. Acts 18.8. Rom 10.9-17.
How about getting a Bible and reading this scripture. "Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbor, pressing him to your bottle, even to make him drunk, that you may look on his nakedness!" Habakkuk 2:15
Talk about the "me too movement." It sure didn't exist back in those times, but we see that drugging females or males and undressing them for sexual pleasure was something that evil people did. Things don't really change; they just upgrade to modern technology and roll right along. Ecclesiastes 1:9-10.
But, back to the topic at hand, taking advantage of someone who is helpless and incapacitated is just deplorable. We are glad that God doesn't sleep and He causes some evildoers to be exposed in this life. But just because He doesn't expose all drug toting predators right now; doesn't mean that He won't reserve a place in His court room on the Judgment Day. No one will get away with anything and it is better to be exposed in this life; than wait till after death for it to happen. John 8:21-24.
High school students! I would like to say there is nothing wrong with being a virgin. For in the eyes of God, it is the right thing because He commanded men to abstain from fornication. 1 Thess 4:3-8. 1 Cor 6.18.
Fornication means unlawful sexual intercourse. The sex is illicit, because it is outside marriage and sex has been created by God and given to husband and wife. 1 Cor 7:1-5. Gen 3:16.
Now you may say, "I didn't know that. Everywhere I look, I see people talking about sex and having sex"!
And that might be the case,because people don't do what God commands. Many young people grow up in houses, where the word "God" is never mention; unless it is added to the word "damn."
Such is an ungodly home and sadly it is producing siblings who have no relationship with their Creator. But it doesn't have to remain that way. Man can change and come to understand what the word of God teaches. However, one must take an interest in what the word of God has to say.
So don?t be ashamed by taunts. You are fine, so stand your ground. You will grow up the right way and free from having children out of wedlock and other things which only cause problems before you are adults.
Bad things occur on the highways and streets. Take for example; hit and run drivers. Aggressive drivers who are ready to use violence in the blink of an eye. Assaults. Rape. Robbery. Snatching children, murder. etc A few year ago, an Ohio man, angry with his former girlfriend randomly shot and killed stranger who was out picking up bottles from the street.
Yes, the roadways get us to where we want to be, but it can also be a place where one is introduced to injury or death.
Jesus said evil originates in the heart of man. Matthew 15:16-20. When the evil thought is conceived, it doesn?t stay still; it turns into action and then we hear about the wicked results on the news.
The heart of man must change and that comes when people give themselves over to the word of God. To live life as He teaches us. To love God with all our being and to love our fellowman as well. Luke 10.25-28.
That is the mission of the Lord?s church, to reach out and teach one person at a time. Are you dear reader; ready for the change in lifestyle that the word of God can give you?
At times the Lords church has been subjected to receive complaining phone calls from people who are angry that church material has been left on their car or front door. There is no way I?ll be able to know the answer to this question, but I will reveal it to you anyway. I wonder if these people phone anyone who places printed material on their cars or front doors? Or do they only phone churches? If the pizza man can place printed material and they don?t call him to complain; I have to wonder why? If the roofing man can place printed material and they don?t call him to complain; I have to wonder why?
Could these people be church haters? They hate God. They hate anyone trying to spread the word about God. They are just mean, miserable and wrong. Jesus said men would hate the truth and hate those who teach it. John 3.19-21. John 7.7. John 15.18-23. John 16.1-4.
And they have another foolish action they display in their phone calls. They don?t identify themselves, their homes or cars. Some of them even use profanity toward the church. They throw rocks and hide their hands. What a bunch of cowards.!
To all the haters out there. I tell you this. Next time you call; leave your name, address and description of your car. We will gladly avoid your property. We don?t want to offer the word of God to those who hate it. Matt 7.6. Acts 18.5-6.
A roofing company that does business in Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill and other areas has taken the down payment of a customer and didn't do the work. To the best of my knowledge, any smart person would say that is deplorable and I agree.
However, what would make a company do that to a customer? The love of money is the reason. 1 Tim 6.10 teaches the love for money will lead men to do things that are wrong. When a lover of money, thinks that he can get free money and not work for it; they will do it. The reason they do, is they are without ethics. When a person is like that they have no regard for what is right, they think only of themselves and set no example of their word being their bond.
We are sorry to see the customer and his family put though all this drama by the roofing company; but small claims court is available and hopefully they can get justice. 1 Peter 2.13-15.
On one last note; we must remember that God has seen all things and He will reward the roofing company according to their works. Eccl 3.17